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Alexia Arriaza

TD Nation Graduating Senior, Alexia Arriaza, Overcomes Roadblocks to Graduation

URI featured the story of TD Nation graduating senior, Alexia Arriaza. Her struggle in tending to her son’s medical issues while while balancing school is a testament to her strength. Alexia’s story is both compelling and touching. Her strength is inspiring and determination shows the possibility of surpassing the roadblocks the life presents. ‪#‎TDNation68‬ For […]

Shirley Paulino

TD Alum, Shirley Paulino, Battles Illness

In February of 2016, at just 26, Talent Development alumna, Shirley Paulino, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Shirley has Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, which is a hormonal positive cancer. This means the cancer is feeding off her ovaries, which she eventually has to remove or suppress. She doesn’t have any kids, so this will undoubtedly affect […]

2015 Graduates

Talent Development Hosts The TD Class of 2016 Spring Breakfast

Attention ALL TD Graduating Seniors (May and August Graduates) Talent Development invites you to attend the TD Class of 2016 Spring Graduation Breakfast and Class Photo being held Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12 PM, in the Hardge Forum of the Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC). Breakfast begins at 10:30 am and the […]

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TD Nation Honors Departed Scholars

On Saturday, the seventh of May 2016, Talent Development hosted the Rousseau Tree of Life Memorial on behalf of all TD scholars who passed away while in pursuit of higher education. Those scholars included Fernando Cano, Jose Figueroa, Breanna Foster, Khoi Pham, Romario Rousseau, Fandia Shloul and Sierra Stanton; four of whom had family representation […]

Domingo Morel

The London School of Economics publishes TD alum, Domingo Morel’s Work

Congratulations to Talent Development alum and former Academic Advisor for the program Dr. Domingo Morel getting his article published on The London School of Economics blog. The piece describes how government takeovers of local authorities can disproportionately effect marginalized populations of people. For the full article, click the following link: http://bit.ly/1Tt9tIS

Gilbert Resto

TD Nation Senior, Gilbert Resto, and His Team Refine A Major Invention

Talent Development senior Gilbert Resto and his team built a new system called the “Wingman 360”, which is an Aircraft ground avoidance collision system. Sponsored by Delta Airlines, they were able to develop this system that will help different airlines prevent collision and save thousands if not millions of dollars. For more information on the […]

Richard Llanos

TD Nation Graduating Senior, Richard Llanos, Reflects On His Out Of Classroom Experience

The ‪#‎TDNation68‬ Family would like to congratulate one of our seniors, Richard Llanos, for his recent feature in the University’s “The Big Story”. Richard is an Animal Science and Technology major who enjoys the hands on experience that comes with working with the animals on Peckham Farm. For more information, please refer to the following […]

Sarah Ogundare

TD Nation Graduating Senior, Sarah Ogundare, Highlighted For Various Accomplishments

Talent Development would like to congratulate graduating senior Sarah Ogundare as a multiple scholarship award recipient, her philanthropy, campus involvement and overall voyage to excel. We are honored to have Sarah as member of the TD Nation Family and we are beyond optimistic about her future endeavors in the health field and any additional accomplishments […]


TD Nation Presents PREP 2016

Talent Development’s (TD) Spring Preparatory Program (PREP) took place on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. This mandatory event prepared hundreds of our incoming students and their families for a successful transition to the University of Rhode Island (URI). During PREP, students reviewed and selected summer program courses, received information about New Student Orientation, learned about housing […]

John Beauregard

TD alumnus and retired RI State Trooper makes local headlines

Talent Development alumnus and retired Rhode Island State Trooper, John Beauregard, will attempt 50, 20 foot rope climbs on his 50th birthday. John has accepted this challenge in attempt to raise $5000 for the organization Cops For Kids With Cancer. In the event that John does not complete the challenge, he will match all donations. […]

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